After an "eventful week" in Voice over Internet Protocol, Merrill Lynch analyst Glen Campbell concluded "we continue to believe that VoIP, particularly with the portals and Skype now competing for leadership, will separate the access and applications businesses over time."
EBay completed the acquisition of Skype in October.
Last week, "Google launched its mobile e-mail service in the
"While there are many reasons for Google to court AOL, an important implication is that Google might pull AOL, with its huge instant-message user base, out of the Microsoft Yahoo! orbit in favor of its open-standards approach," said